4th Annual Octoberfeast in Glen Ridge, 10/16

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Kiwanis Club of Glen Ridge invites you to attendj their 4th Annual OctoberFeast — a food, wine, and home brews event to be held at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, Monday, October 16.

At the tasting event, you can enjoy a selection of delcious foods and desserts provided by restaurants in Glen Ridge, Montclair and nearby towns. You’ll also enjoy a selection of home brews sponsored by the Glen Ridge Home Brewers Association and wines provided by ShopRite Wine and Spirits of Caldwell.

Purchase tickets here.

Enter The “Dream Big” Raffle

BY  |  Friday, Sep 22, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Support the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge and the many projects and services they offer the local community by entering the “Dream Big” raffle.

Purchase a ticket for $50 for an opportunity to win a gift card in the amounts of $250, $750, and $1,500. Only 200 tickets will be sold!

The drawing will occur on November 15 — just in time for holiday shopping!

Three easy ways to purchase:

Online at www.womensclubglenridge.com
By phone with credit card, M-F 9 am – 12 pm, 973-748-5459
In person at the club, 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, M-F 9 am – 12 pm

Lift Your Spirits in Song. Join The Glen Ridge Chorale Society

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Current events got you down? Join the Glen Ridge Chorale Society and forget your troubles, c’mon get happy and lift your voice in song! There’s a joyful noise on Thursday nights, September thru April, at rehearsals and four concerts a season. Glen Ridge Chorale Society welcomes new singers, and cookies and snacks are served at every rehearsal! You do not need to be a Glen Ridge resident to participate. Good sight-reading ability and previous choral experience is a plus. Please send an email of interest to concerts@glenridgecong.org Continue Reading

Essex County Freeholders Honor the Glen Ridge High School Baseball Team

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 10:30am

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the Glen Ridge High School Baseball Team, NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 State Champions,
during a special presentation held at the Hall of Records in Newark, New Jersey, on August 9.

“At the Hall of Records in Newark, New Jersey, (from left to right, front row) Head Coach Liam Penberthy, Cole Greenberg, Johnny Mitzak, Billy Kelty, Freeholder Vice President Brendan W. Gill, (from left to right, second row) Zach Debelak, Brian Schnack, Max Habernam, Owen Gagen, Joe Hellevig, and Assistant Coach Rich Adams joined together in celebration of the Glen Ridge High School Baseball Team’s NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 State Championship win. PHOTO BY GLEN FRIESON”

Freeholder At-Large and Vice President of the Board Brendan W. Gill of Montclair presented the team with the Board’s Commendation, celebrating their championship win. During the presentation, Freeholder Gill shared remarks, stating, “Although I am a Montclair Mountie, I am certainly proud to honor Glen Ridge this afternoon for what you have accomplished. I follow high school sports, and to win a championship title in the Group 1 division is certainly challenging, and I commend you for that.” Continue Reading

Lawsuit Alleges Discrimination, Sexual Harassment in Glen Ridge Police Department

BY  |  Friday, May 26, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Ridge.pdf”>Rodriquez vs Borough of Glen Ridge, claiming racial discrimination, sexual harassment and a “toxic” work environment.

Police Chief Sheila Byron-Lagattuta, Police Capt. Sean Quinn and five unnamed employees are included in the civil suit.

Among the claims in the lawsuit is that Byron-Lagattuta would allegedly demand that Rodriguez provide back, shoulder and foot massages. Rodriguez previously worked at Massage Envy in Verona in 2010, where the suit states Byron-Lagattuta first met Rodriguez and became a client of Rodriguez for the next four years. Rodriguez was hired as a dispatcher for the GRPD in 2014 and according to the suit, soon after became Byron-Lagattuta’s assistant. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Vote to Fund School Purchase and Renovations to Existing Schools on March 28

BY  |  Monday, Mar 20, 2017 11:15am

Glen Ridge Referendum 17

Former Central School on Bloomfield Avenue.

On Tuesday, March 28, Glen Ridge will hold a vote on Referendum 17 that, if passed, would fund renovations at its schools and purchase the former Central School on Bloomfield Avenue, owned by Wells Fargo, to address its growing class size.

The total costs of the renovations at existing schools and the Central School purchase is estimated at $23,758,854. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Argument Between Lyft Driver and Passenger Leads to Simple Assault

BY  |  Monday, Feb 27, 2017 1:00pm

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Capt. Sean Quinn:

Date/Time: 2-18-2017 at 6:45 PM
Incident: Simple Assault
Description: Sergeant Ryan Schwartz and Officer Anthony Re was dispatched to the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Woodland Avenue on a reported dispute between a Lyft driver and his passengers. A verbal argument ensued concerning the location of passengers’ destination and the method of payment when the Lyft driver assaulted the passenger. No injuries were reported. The Lyft driver left the scene prior to the officer’s arrival. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with additional information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 2-22-2017 at 3:36 PM
Incident: Possession of CDS
Description: Sergeant Dean Gnardellis and Officer Anthony Re initiated a motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Washington Street and Thomas Street for an equipment violation. The operator of the vehicle, Devante Fennell, was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana which was voluntarily turned over to the officers. After being taken into custody, Mr. Fennell was issued a summons and released.

During this week the Glen Ridge Police Department investigated (3) motor vehicle accidents.

Tax Fraud Scams: With Tax season approaching, the Glen Ridge Police Department would like to remind residents to not fall victim to common phishing scams. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media and will not threaten residents over the phone with imprisonment. If you feel you are the victim of a possible scam, request a call back telephone number, hang up the phone and contact the police department.

Glen Ridge Crime: Burglaries and Car Break-in

BY  |  Monday, Feb 20, 2017 2:00pm

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Capt. Sean Quinn:

Date/Time: 2-10-2017 at 8:21 PM
Incident: Burglary
Description: Officer Patricia Romaine was dispatched to Highland Avenue on a report of a burglary to a residence. Sometime after 6:00pm on February 10, 2017, an unidentified suspect cut a screen on the rear porch and entered through a sliding glass door. The suspect then removed a jewelry box before exiting through the front door. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 2-12-2017 at 9:29 AM
Incident: Burglary to Detached Garage
Description: Officer Matthew Perigo was dispatched to Lincoln Street on a report of a burglary to a detected garage. Sometime between January 17th and February 12th, an unidentified suspect entered the garage through an unsecured rear door. Nothing was reported stolen at the time of the report. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.
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Glen Ridge Crime: Credit Card Fraud, Theft, and Arrest

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 01, 2017 2:45pm

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 1-21-2017 at 9:10 AM
Incident: Fraud
Description: Officer Grogan responded to the 300 block of Forest Avenue on a report of Fraud. Upon arrival he met with the victim who advised that an unknown party had opened a credit card in his name. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119 as this incident is under investigation.

Date/Time: 1-25-2017 at 6:10 pm
Incident: Theft
Description: Officer Holley responded to Hawthorne Avenue where she met with the victim. The victim reported that a package was delivered to the residence at approximately 6:05 PM, upon arriving home the package was rummaged through by an unknown party. This matter is currently under investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119
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Citrus Sale to Benefit Glen Ridge Band and Chorus Programs

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 10:15am

Glen Ridge Music Parents Association Annual Citrus SaleTake a break from the winter doldrums to dream about warm weather with a bag of fresh citrus! If you live in Glen Ridge, Montclair, Bloomfield or other surrounding towns, there’s still time to order oranges and grapefruit from the Glen Ridge Music Parents Association for delivery in early March. Maybe you missed out on the annual citrus sale in December. Maybe you ordered a bag or two and it was so good you and your family want more. Either way, you’re in luck. Orders for oranges and grapefruit (or mixed bags with both) are being taken now through February 13. The fruit will be delivered to your door on Saturday, March 4. For information, visit GRMPA.org and click on “shop” to find ordering instructions, or just click on the following link: https://grmpa.org/citrus-sale/. The site also has information on how you can donate a bag or two to local food pantries. Continue Reading

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